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Bar

Communicating through expressive pattern.

Bar lets you interact with your information through your periphery, creating a completely new experience with our technology through just touch and light. The necklace is a simple and beautiful display that communicates information from your phone in a way that is both functional and expressive.

It connects to your phone wirelessly and provides you with important information based on the apps that you already use. Know when you're near someone you care about or that you're getting closer to your destination, different touch and light patterns indicate different information, level of importance, and even help you with directions.

 

Key highlights.

Modes

Bar includes 3 modes that you can change at any time by a simple squeeze: 

  1. Navigate: turn-by-turn direction
  2. Notifications: messages, alerts, & reminders
  3. Discovery: alerts when something is nearby of interest

Touch patterns

Research has indicated that the average person can recognize up to 100 different touch patterns. Bar creates an entirely new communication language through touch and it lets you create and customize your own touch patterns that you can use to communicate with important people invisibly.

Light patterns

Bar includes a simply at-a-glance display that illuminates in a functional and expressive way. The bar's length indicates proximity to a turn or place of interest, or the amount of notifications that you have piling up. The below is an example while in directions mode:

Begin turn

Begin turn

Discover The World Around You Bar is a companion that works for you. The wearable device subtly notifies you when you're near something of interest so that you can discover new things about the world around you

Discover The World Around You

Bar is a companion that works for you. The wearable device subtly notifies you when you're near something of interest so that you can discover new things about the world around you

Half-way there

Half-way there

Never Miss Timely Information Bar is an extension of your phone that subtly lets you know when you have important information (such as letting you know that someone you care about is nearby or that you're getting closer to your destination) without ever having to take your phone out of your pocket.

Never Miss Timely Information

Bar is an extension of your phone that subtly lets you know when you have important information (such as letting you know that someone you care about is nearby or that you're getting closer to your destination) without ever having to take your phone out of your pocket.

You're there, turn now

You're there, turn now

Wear it All Day, Everyday The Bar necklace is designed to fit into your lifestyle, not the other way around. Wear it all day, everyday. The illuminated brushed steel is a beautiful object that you wear and that becomes an expression of you.

Wear it All Day, Everyday

The Bar necklace is designed to fit into your lifestyle, not the other way around. Wear it all day, everyday. The illuminated brushed steel is a beautiful object that you wear and that becomes an expression of you.

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